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(Dec 12, 2002)
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DOGGIE CUTS was the FIRST dog grooming video available on DVD, following the original, bestselling VHS format. It is an easy-to-follow and entertaining instructional DVD for dog owners who want to learn how to SAFELY cut and groom their own dog's hair at home, saving valuable TIME and MONEY!
The DOGGIE CUTS Master Dog Groomer featured in the DVD provides simple, personalized, expert instruction demonstrating all basic cuts that can be applied to virtually any PUREBRED or MIXED BREED dog, both LARGE and SMALL, whose hair requires trimming!
As a bonus, included in DOGGIE CUTS is a comprehensive health care program to help you maintain your dog's good health. Topics discussed and demonstrated include: proper bathing procedures, trimming the nails, brushing your dog's teeth, checking their skin and ears, proper nutrition, and much more!
Spare your beloved friend the trauma of being placed in unfamiliar surroundings with a stranger for hours at a time! Nothing is more convenient and cost-effective than grooming your own dog right at home with DOGGIE CUTS!
* VETERINARIAN RECOMMENDED! * FULL 90 MINUTES! * SUPERB QUALITY! * ANY BREED OR SIZE OF DOG! * PAYS FOR ITSELF WITH JUST ONE USE! * BE YOUR OWN GROOMER! * YOUR DOG WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT!
Dick Van Patten, December 2009
"Hello, I'm Dick Van Patten, and I'm proud to be a part of DOGGIE CUTS! It's the original and very best DVD available today that will teach you how to safely cut and groom your own dog's hair at home. And, it will also provide you with a comprehensive health maintenance program for your dog that no other DVD offers! Well-known veterinarian, Dr. Cindi Bossart, gives important health care tips and discusses grooming needs, along with a demonstration of proper bathing procedures. The easy to learn hair cutting techniques demonstrated by Master Dog Groomer Patrick Murdock can be applied to any breed of dog, large or small, whose hair requires trimming...you will always be able to safely cut your own dog's hair at home, saving precious time and money, and making your life and your dog's more convenient. It's the only dog grooming DVD you will ever need!" --KMC Productions
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The groomer in this video is excellent, and his techniques are very easy to follow. Everything about the video was pretty good, except there wasn't enough content.
If they had wanted to create a video like this, they should've covered every major breed (and there aren't that many of them) and differences, etc..
Perhaps a general discussion on teddy bear faces for mixed breeds, also.
I understand that it is a video for home grooming, but if you don't have a Yorkie, cocker, poodle, or schnauzer - this video is very much worthless for you. (except for a few general tips about bathing and brushing) I also understand that it is not for professional groomers, but still - there could've been a lot more "meat" in it.
They also did not cover important subjects like which dogs need hair pulled out of their ears and how to do this safely.
Otherwise, I thought the video showed some very important tips on how to handle a dog on the table (in an imaginary world where all dogs are well-behaved)
As for the groomer, the video shooting is OK, the picture is clear and the zoomed angle is reasonable although there are times where there should be a different camera angle so you can see what he's doing. For example, he just glosses over the anus part without us being able to view his trimming. (I found on youtube, a video which shows a groomer radiating out while being careful not to shave over it). The groomer in the DVD also uses a Wahl trimmer with adjusting blade length, whereas I use separate blades (#10, #7FC, & #4FC) as recommended by my book. Although he shows you how to clip different areas, he never shows you how to trim the legs. (I like to clip my dog all over for cleanliness and ease, but I struggle with the legs). Lastly, whereas the Terra-Nova book tells me to clip between the webbing on my dog's underfoot, he treats all the dogs the same and just recommends trimming straight across without digging in.
The DVD shows the groomer trimming 4 small dogs - a yorkie, schnauzer, cocker spaniel and toy poodle - so this will be disappointing to owners of larger dogs. The most helpful advice that I gleaned was to hold up one leg, which forces the dog to keep down the other for balancing which I then trim.
Although it might be unreasonable to expect more thorough treatment given the different requirements of dog breeds, I thought the DVD could have been longer and touched a little more thoroughly on these subjects much as my book does. I also preferred my book's advice on bathing and grooming. Overall, there doesn't seem to be other good video options, so although this DVD could be better, it does fill a need. I found my book and youtube grooming videos for my dog's breed more helpful, but consider this DVD a useful supplement.